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Are There Long Term Effects From A Concussion
Sometimes: Concussions are brain injuries. They can last as short as a few weeks or longer than a year. The long term effects depend upon the area of the brain affected, how hard your head was hit, and genetics. Getting a second injury before the first injury has healed can lead to serious long term complications. Follow the directions your doctor gives you. For more info visit: www.Cdc.Gov/concussion.See 1 more doctor answer
Many: The most common long-term effects are cognitive, such as difficulty with short-term memory, concentration, and learning new material. There can be emotional effects as well, including impulsivity and being easily angered.
After having a few concussions, if going concussion free for many years, do your chances of the long term effects decrease?
Long term effects of concussion as a child? I was sleepwalking fell down stairs and didn't wake up after for awhile.
May or may not: If you have not had any ongoing symptoms until now since childhood then there would be none. If you have had some symptoms all along since the fall without interruption for few months then these are likely permanent.
Many are possible: Concussions may cause no symptoms at all, or they can be a problem for a long time. The fewer effects you have and the faster they fade, the more likely there will be no long-lasting effect. People may experience dizziness, unsteadiness, headache, blurry vision, concentration and memory difficulties, as well as other minor problems. Most of the time, these effects fade away within a month.
Can being on electronics and watching tv/movies led to long term issues if done while having a concussion?
Sometimes: Concussion is associated with long term symptoms in some people but not all people. These can include headaches, dizziness, mood and cognitive difficulties. Multiple concussions, and those that occur after age forty, are more likely to cause such symptoms. Long term medical health should not be directly affected by concussion.
I have had at least 3 concussions in my life (I was knocked unconscious) that were untreated. What could be the long term issues?
Can being slapped several times in the face very very hard cause brain damage in the short term and/or long term? At the time it happened, I did not have any noticeable symptoms but am concerned now because of all the recent press on concussions.
How long does.post concussion syndrome last?. I suffered a concussion close to a.yr ago and still feel the effects no headaches but no energy, tired, very moody.etc.. help?
Clarity: Concussion is a transient brain injury, and so-called post-concessional symptomatology is unlikely to persist beyond 6 weeks, unless there has be structural injury to brain or development of post-traumatic stress disorder. Due to your concerns, recommend seeing a psychiatrist or psychologist and get this tested and treated. A neurologist may be required.
3-6 months: Most cases should resolve over 3-6 months. This can be variable.See 1 more doctor answer
Sleep after concussi: The concept of not letting a person sleep after a concussion to protect them from further damage, is no longer thought to be true. If you have been seen by a doctor and evaluated, especially after having a cat scan or mri, then being allowed to go to sleep is routine.See 1 more doctor answer
Highly variable: Patients can complain of headaches and other symptoms lasting minutes, days, weeks, months, or even longer in some cases. With appropriate diagnosis and treatment, the duration may be shorter.
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